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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Family materials

Series II: Quensell publications

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers, 1841-1917 MS 339



Title: Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers
Dates: 1841-1917
Abstract: The papers and miscellaneous material of the Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families, pioneer German families of Harris County
Identification: MS 339
Quantity: 0.75 linear ft. (1 box)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

The Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families were pioneer German families of Harris County connected by one woman, Louisa Margerethe Agnes Schiermann. Louisa married Henry Reinermann, Jospeh Sandman Sr, and Christian Lodovic Bethje. She outlived the first two and passed away before the third. Henry Reinermann came to Texas with his parents John and Ann Reinermann.

Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann. Born in Hanover Germany. Refered to as William Quensell in Texas. Married Louisa Reinermann, 9-4-1953. They had 10 children together, only 2 girls lived past 1 year. William served in the Civil War, during which he found a diary of a Union soldier, kept the diary and included his own. After the war he ran a sawmill and leased his land and helped others to do the same.

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Scope and Contents

The papers and miscellaneous material of the Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families, pioneer German families of Harris County; plus the papers and miscellaneous material of Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann and himself an immigrant from Hanover.

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Arrangement

This material is arranged in the following series:
Series I: Family materials
Series II: Quensell publications

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Pioneers
Genres
contracts
corrrespondence
deeds
patents
tax records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers, 1841-1917, MS 339, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Edgar E. Lackner, 1981.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Family materials

Folder
1 Quensell family tax receipts, correspondence, 1852-1870
Tax receipts issued by City of Houston, Harris County, Mason County and Live Oak County to Wm. Quensell, 1856-1867.
Letter from Louis Brandt to Wm. Quensell, Oct 1852.
Letters from Johann Quensell to Wm. Quensell, 1852-1853.
Letters from W.L. Koch to Wm. Quensell, 1852-1853.
Letters from Dr. Jur. F.W. Schumann to Wm. Quensell, 1853-1856.
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2 Patents, Contracts, Agreements, 1837-1868
Conveyance by Henry Reinermann of his 1/3 headright to Joseph Sandman, April 26, 1837.
Patent to Henry Reinermann Survey.

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Series II: Quensell publications

Book by Quensell

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